4 Days Lijiang City Tour with Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Tiger Leaping Gorge

 Lijiang, one of China’s most popular destinations and home to an amazing array of sights, activities and events. Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is the southernmost glacier in the Northern Hemisphere. The 13 peaks in this mountain area are the sacred mountains among Naxi people. In this tour, you’ll visit natural and cultural highlighted attractions of Lijiang, like Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Lijiang Old Town, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Baisha Murals of Dongba culture.

Highlights:

  • Explore old towns of Lijiang – Shuhe Old Town, Baisha Old Town, Yuhu Village and Baisha Village to fully appreciate the Naxi culture in various ways.
  • Visit Tiger Leaping Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world.
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Lijiang Arrival
  • Day 2: Lijiang
  • Day 3: Lijiang-Tiger Leaping Gorge-Lijiang
  • Day 4: Lijiang Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive at Lijiang

Sightseeing and Activities: Arrive at Lijiang
Accommodation: Lijiang
Meals: Lunch

Arrive at Lijiang airport, meet your tour guide and transfer to your hotel in Lijiang City.

Day 2 Lijiang

Sightseeing and Activities: Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Baishuihe River, Yak Meadow, Baisha Old Town, Baisha Mural, Shuhe Old Town
Accommodation: Lijiang
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

This morning, you will drive to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, take the sightseeing bus for a short visit through the Baishuihe River, then take the chairlift up to visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The cable way will be arranged according to the condition of the mountain. You will hike around 1 hour in the original forest in Yak Meadow(3700 meters).

Stroll through Baisha Old Town, which is an enchanting traditional Naxi style old town. Visit the Baisha Mural about 600 years old, which is a part of the World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO 1997. Later visitShuhe Old TownNestled at the foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, 6 km northwest of Lijiang old town. Shuhe was once a staging post at ancient Tea & Horse Road. With an altitude of 2440 meters above sea level, it is a tranquil town with a population of about 3000 people. Along with its sister town Lijiang, it is also part of the UNESCO Heritage site. Shuhe is the earliest settlement of Naxi people in Lijiang when their ancestors first moved to this region.

Day 3 Lijiang-Tiger Leaping Gorge-Lijiang

Sightseeing and Activities: First Bend on the Yangtze River, the Iron Chain Bridge, the Red Army’s Long March Memorial Monument, Tiger Leaping Gorge
Accommodation: Lijiang
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

From Lijiang, you’ll drive about 60km to the First Bend on the Yangtze River with imposing gorge scenery, visit the Iron Chain Bridge, the Red Army’s Long March Memorial Monument in the Shigu town. The town of Stone Drum got its name from a large, cylindrical, marble tablet shaped like a drum. The scenery is magnificent as the road running through the Lijiang valley which is filled with wheat fields and drying haystacks.

Continue to visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge(Shangri-la section), the deepest gorge in the world. With 34 rapids of the Yangtze River, it is called the Jinsha in this area because you can find gold in the river.

After the tour , drive back to your hotel in Lijiang.

Day 4 Lijiang Departure

Sightseeing and Activities: Lijiang Departure
Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy the free time before going to Lijiang airport for your departure flight. Service ends.

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Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.